City8

THURSDAY JULY 31

PLACE D'YOUVILLE (Downtown Quebec City)

Build a world-class slopestyle course close to the fort walls of old Quebec and you've got City8! Burly drops, insane wall rides and massive dirt jumps wind into historic place D’Youville, the heart of downtown.

A "GOLD" stop this year on the Freeride Mountain Bike World Tour (FMB), where the world's best freeride mountain bikers will battle it out at this "Invite Only" event. City8 will be the last chance for riders to qualify for the penultimate contest on the brand new FMB Diamond Series – the awesome Bearclaw Invitational. Riders that perform well at City8 and earn their starting place at the FMB Diamond Series contest at the end of August will be one step closer to potentially winning the FMB World tour Championship title.

With 30 athletes and $30,000 in cash up for grabs this will be one 2 wheel showdown you won't want to miss...

This year's course will be designed by freeride legend and City8 competitor Cameron Zink, who also helped with the build last year. Cam also worked on the course at X-Games, Munich and stunned the world with a 70ft back flip at Red Bull Rampage in 2013.

 

Athletes to watch :

 

 

Cameron Zink

USA
28 years old
Sponsors : Hyper Bikes, Monster Energy, SRAM, Troy Lee Designs, Sensus, Contour, Geax, Mavic, Osiris, Deity, SDG
Legend in the industry !
Vidéo 

 

  

 

Anthony Messere

Vancouver, Canada
18 years old
Sponsors : Red Bull, Fox Head, SRAM, Morpheus, Maxxis Tires, Smith Optics,NC-17, Spank, Chris king, Chromag, Sensus grips
One of the youngest competitors! Won Crankworx Les 2 Alpes.
Vidéo

 

 

Greg Watts

California, USA
27 years old
Sponsors: Mongoose, Rockstar energy, Deity components, Giro, Gamut USA, Maxxis, Marzocchi, Smith optics, Shimano, Sensus, Easton wheels, Coldcock Whiskey, Leatt
Legend in the industry !
Vidéo

 

  

 

Kyle Strait

California, USA
27 years old
Sponsors: GT bikes, SRAM , Kenda ,FOX head, Novatec, HT, Oakley, Vans, Sensus grips, Terra bits beef jerky, Ryno power.
Is the only 2 time champion of Red Bull Rampage.
Vidéo

 

  

 

Tyler McCaul

Aptos, USA
25 years old
Sponsors : GT, Fox, Marzocchi, Rev'd, Deity, Shimano, Maxxis, Smith, Gamut, DZR
Video

 

 

Click here to see the complete 2014 list of City8 athletes.

 

Against Me!

Punk lovers will be delighted: Against Me! will be playing a free outdoor concert in Québec City on Thursday, July 31. The band is set to grace the stage at Place D’Youville right after Cité8. Be there! Info

 

Race format & Track map

30 riders, 2 runs
Top 16 to final
2 runs for finals

 

Schedule

Wednesday, July 30

14:00 - 17:00Québec, Place D'YouvilleCity8 - Training
19:00 - 20:30Québec, Place D'YouvilleCity8 - Training

Thursday, July 31

10:00 - 13:00Québec, Place D'YouvilleCity8 - Training
14:30 - 16:00Québec, Place D'YouvilleCity8 - Training
17:00 - 19:30Québec, Place D'YouvilleCity8 - Qualifying
19:30 - 20:30Québec, Place D'YouvilleCity8 - Final
22:30 - 03:00Impérial de Québec, DowntownCity8 - Monster Energy After-Party